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Mini Seizure Symptoms
Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)
A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more
Maybe something else:
If you are feeling alright now, you do not need a CT scan. If you are sure it was a seizure, you should first visit with a neurologist, then perhaps other tests would be helpful. For seizures, blood tests, MRI and EEG are helpful. But what is a mini seizure? That is important too.
Avoid k4/k2. That stuff causes odd symptoms. Stay away. ...Read more
Every once in a while I feel a mini seizure in my feet? (or what I assume to be seizure like) it's painful but short. What could it possibly be?
See below: It sounds like you are describing a muscle cramp. ...Read more
Can someone explain to me why, every now and then I get strange head sensations, like my brain is vibrating? Am I having some kind of mini seizure? Ty
Nah. No mini-seizure: I'm not sure what a mini-seizure is supposed to represent but it's not a vibratory sense in the head. Certainly wouldn't be a bad idea to have a neurologist take a look at you and review your symptoms with you to look at the possibilities. You may benefit from some testing. I'd be happy to discuss things with you in a private consult: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Ask your doctor: Episodic events of the brain can be in any of many forms. They can be motor - generalized and localized, sensory - tingling or numbness or auditory or visual illusions, gastric - episodic nausea or vomiting or rising sensation, emotional - fear, laughter, excitement. If you experience these often you must discuss with your doctor and consider neurology consultation. ...Read more
Hard to say: It depends on your other symptoms, past history, medications, family history, and recent events. Based on your concerns, it is best to seek advice of a neurologist to go over your history in detail and examine you to best understand what is occurring. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Brain damage.: Gliomas are tumors of the brain. They arise from glial cells, which are part of the support structure of the brain. As the tumors enlarge, they press on and irritate brain cells. That can make the normal brain cells give off electical impulses, and if there is too much activity, involving too many cells, a seizure will occur. ...Read more
Usually an aura precedes temporal lobe seizures such as unprovoked fear, a deja vu experience a sensation of taste or smell, an odd sensation in the abdomen
This may last 30 seconds to about 2 minutes with loss of awareness of surroundings, lip smacking, swallowing or chewing movements picking motions of the fingers, confusion, and unawareness of it. May develop into a seizure ...Read more
It varies: Seizures during sleep can manifest as unusual behaviors during sleep such as groaning, repetitive movements, full "grand-mal" type shaking; incontinence during sleep; awakening with a bitten tongue or muscle soreness. Sometimes, however, there is no outward manifestation of the seizure activity. ...Read more
Many: Seizures can have any number of symptoms from simple movements to gran mal whole body shaking to nothing but a brief loss of awareness in petit mal. The latter can cause poor learning due to inattention. It is best to discuss your symptoms with your physician to see if a more thorough evaluation is appropriate. There are many causes, treatments as there are symptoms. ...Read more
Paroxysmal brain: Seizure is best defined as episode of altered consciousness, which can be either focal or generalized. Focal event might be associated with shaking of a limb, but also staring, repetitive mouth movements or bad smells and tastes occur. The more generalized spells, convulsive tremors of arms and legs, tongue biting, bowel/bladder losses, loss of consciousness for 2-3 minutes, post-ictal confusion. ...Read more
Different problems: Seizures are not usually accompanied by headaches or pain. ...Read more
Seizures at anytime: Indicate a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Opioids lower your seizure threshold and therefore you may be at risk of having a seizure. Please see your doctor about what to do. ...Read more
Not seizures: Your symptoms are most consistent with a pre-syncopal episode associated with dropping of blood pressure. This could be due to postural hypotension from many causes, such as dysautonomias, medications, recreational drugs or alcohol, dehydration, anemia, low thyroid. Have you doc check blood pressure supine and standing, and also perhaps do additional testing, perhaps a tilt table study. ...Read more
Which type?: Children have absence seizures with whole brain 3/sec spike and wave. Young adults have absence seizures from a focus in the brain. These may look the same when you see them, but they have very different causes and prognosis. Petit mal ("small bad") usually is used for the childhood form. A quality eeg interpreted by a good neurologist can make the distinction. ...Read more
Many types!: There are over 40 different types of seizures, but the most common types are simple partial seizures, complex partial seizures, general absence seizures and tonic-clonic seizures, also known as grand mal seizures. While some seizures cause violent reactions that include uncontrolled shaking and jerky and even lose of consciousness and others are barely perceptible... ...Read more
Husband diagnosed with focal seizures, and continuing mini strokes. What would be the best course of action, to keep him safe?
Need a diagnosis: Your husband needs a diagnosis, i.e. a reason why he is having seizures and mini strokes. There are multiple possibilities and you are not giving any further information so I am not going to speculate. I would agree with the recommendation for a neurologist but most importantly a workup needs to happen. ...Read more
Woke up with phone and remote on the floor. Scared I had a seizure (never had one before). What are symptoms of nocturnal seizures?
Wake up on the floor: Gi symptoms can also be a symptom of seizures. Autonomic seizures present with GI discomfort and a 'rising sensation' in the abdomen. Most seizures types are more likely to occur during sleep. I'm sure you'll get this sorted out. I'd get an eeg and check your calcium level (tums). ...Read more
Have both migraines & seizures that show similar symptoms. Is there a way for me to figure out which I have been having? Are seizures more severe?
You ought to consult a neurologist. A diagnosis of seizures is not a do it yourself matter.
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Hi, my baby old:15 weeks;he sometimes startles (while or before sleep) but now did it 3 consecutive times awake. Is it a symptom for seizure or normal?
Normal: Still probably normal nervous symptom reaction. Should disappears by 4 mo/a. ...Read more
Very variable: It may be from an episode of loosing awareness without "passing out" to full blown seizures involving one or more limbs. It depends on the region of the brain that is affected. ...Read more
Usually not: For the typical idiopathic epilepsies (those not due to a stroke, tumor, or other brain lesion), there are no symptoms between seizures. That being said, the psychological and societal impact of having epilepsy (no driving, work limitations, etc.) are very large, and affect people even when their seizures are under relatively good control. ...Read more